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y separately published work icon The Rúin single work   novel   crime  
Is part of Cormac Reilly Series Dervla McTiernan , 2018 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Rúin
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'Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead.

'Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust.

'What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The Ruin draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't.' (Publication Summary)

Notes

  • In May 2018, WritingWA announced that The Ruin has been optioned for film by Hopscotch Features.

    In August 2019, Books+Publishing announced that Hopscotch Features had been joined by Irish actor Colin Farrell's production company, Chapel Place Productions: the adaptation of The Ruin will be the first film for the company. The producer is expected to be Lee Madigay, who produced The Favourite.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2018 .
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      Extent: 400p.
      Reprinted: 21 Jan 2019
      Note/s:
      • Published: 19th February 2018
         

      ISBN: 9781460754214
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Penguin Books ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 400p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 3rd July 2018

      ISBN: 9780143133124
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Little, Brown ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 400p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 8th March 2018

      ISBN: 9780751569308
Alternative title: Todesstrom : Kriminalroman
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Wilhelm Heyne ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 459p.p.
      ISBN: 9783453422612, 3453422619

Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon At Home with Dervla McTiernan Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 19327174 2020 single work podcast interview

'Dervla McTiernan's novel, The Rúin (2018), was a critically acclaimed international bestseller. In Australia, The Rúin won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the Davitt Award for Best Adult Fiction. In America, it won the Barry Award for Best Original Paperback, and was on the Amazon US Best Book of the Year list.

'Dervla continued the crime trilogy with The Scholar (2019) and The Good Turn (2020, both of which are also best sellers around the world. The screen rights have been snapped up by Hopscotch Features.'

Source: The Garret.

y separately published work icon At Home with Dervla McTiernan Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 19327174 2020 single work podcast interview

'Dervla McTiernan's novel, The Rúin (2018), was a critically acclaimed international bestseller. In Australia, The Rúin won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the Davitt Award for Best Adult Fiction. In America, it won the Barry Award for Best Original Paperback, and was on the Amazon US Best Book of the Year list.

'Dervla continued the crime trilogy with The Scholar (2019) and The Good Turn (2020, both of which are also best sellers around the world. The screen rights have been snapped up by Hopscotch Features.'

Source: The Garret.

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    Ireland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1993
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